USDA GRADES OF MAPLE SYRUP
We have in stock Grade A Medium and Grade A Dark Amber, as well as Grade B in the 8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. bottles.
Other grades are available on a limited basis and by special order. Please contact us if you have any questions.
USDA standards classify the five grades of maple syrup as follows:
Grade A Light Amber
Light amber color, delicate Maple bouquet, delightfully mild maple flavor, excellent on ice cream or on foods which permit the subtle flavor to be appreciated.
Grade A Medium Amber
Medium amber color, distinct Maple bouquet. Most popular for table and all around use.
Grade A Dark Amber
Dark amber color, robust Maple bouquet. Heartier maple flavor, also very popular for table and all around use.
Strongest and darkest Maple syrup. Some folks prefer this syrup for the table and the stronger maple flavor makes it the best grade for cooking.
Commercial Grade (Grade C)
Darker in color than Grade B syrup, used in flavoring and cooking only.